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Rev. Jackson speaks about gun control at Las Vegas church

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Updated: 7/26/2012 8:26 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson joined local clergy on Wednesday in a call for more gun control.

Jackson is working to get the assault weapons ban that expired back in 1994 reinstated, especially after Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded.

Jackson says weapons for home defense aren't the issue.

“I don't want to confuse people. Those who argue they need a gun to protect their house, they got it. A gun to hunt with, they got it,” he said. “But the assault weapons. … Twenty-five percent of police are killed by assault weapons.”

Jackson went on to say that the Second Amendment has a proper place in our nation, but that it was not made at a time "when you can essentially have a nuclear weapon in a pistol."


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